Synchronicity and a bit of manifesting teamed up to give me the opportunity to try the latest outdoor adventure toy – Stand Up Paddleboarding.
An impromptu Labor Day plan to float the river in a raft with friends led to more of an adventure when we bumped into a friend who was getting off the river right when we were getting on – she was kind enough to let me try her board. I hopped on and headed downriver but Zaydee wasn’t too psyched to be left on the raft – relegated to simply watching. She insisted on joining me on the board. We managed pretty well together though I admit it was more challenging whenever she decided to leap for a flying bug. We only fell once while floating for a few hours– but that fall was a warning slice of the seriousness of the sport and the power of the river. We had managed plenty of 2 foot waves but this little bend in the river was a sneak channel behind an island with some large trees blocking the flow. We got sucked under near a bank. Zaydee simply could not surface on her own so I had to pull her up with my feet and finally a good grip on her collar. I would definitely get her a doggie life jacket next time!! A few photos just arrived from Stacey Herries so I thought I would share a peek at our fine floating day.